TVP3
Logo used since from January 2016
CountryPoland
Programming
Picture format16:9/4:3 576i/1080i
Ownership
OwnerTelewizja Polska
History
Launched5 September 1994 (original)
1 September 2013 (relaunch)
Closed5 October 2007 (original)
Replaced byTVP Info (Regional branches)
Former namesTVP Regionalna (1994–2000, 2013–2016)
TVP3 Regionalna/TVP3 (2000–2007)
Links
Websitewww.regiony.tvp.pl
Availability
Terrestrial
Polish digitalMUX 3 (Channel 3)

TVP3 (formerly TVP Regionalna, known also as Regionalna Trójka or Program 3 Telewizji Polskiej) is a Polish TV channel, run by the public broadcaster, TVP and dedicated to the country's regions. It has regional branches in most of the major Polish cities and, similarly to the France 3 in France or Rai Tre in Italy, for a couple of hours every day it broadcast regional programming, including local news and reports. On 20 December 2023, TVP3's signal was shut down and instead, TVP2 started being broadcast. On the same day, the website was shut down and started redirecting to the main TVP website, but on 26 December 2023, the channel returned to the air.

History

In the beginning, TVP Regionalna existed only as an umbrella brand for TVP regional affiliates. By the late 1990s, all TVP affiliates were connected to a single national network, producing local news as well as some shows that were broadcast nationwide.

In 2003–2007 from 7:30 to 22:30 it aired nationwide news bulletins every hour. It was also used as the Polish parliamentary channel, transmitting the Sejm meetings, parliamentary inquiry commission's proceedings, and other major political events.

In 2005, four new regional bureaus were created by splitting one bureau each from TVP Kraków, TVP Katowice, TVP Gdańsk and TVP Poznań. This move increased the number of bureaus to 16, one for each Polish voivodeship.

In 2007 TVP3 was replaced by TVP Info. This channel has broadcast regional programming (from 17:00 to 20:00 and from 21:45 to 22:15 every day).

On 1 September 2013, local programs were separated from TVP Info and moved to the reactivated TVP Regionalna (from 2 January 2016 under the name TVP3). TVP3 is not a single channel but sixteen regional channels with local programming (currently from 7:00 to 8:15 and from 17:30 to 22:15 every day). The rest of the schedule fills a common program with magazines, documentaries, and current affairs programs.

Its main offices are located at the TVP news compound in central Warsaw. TVP3 could be watched via TV aerial or cable networks via DVB-T.

All TVP3 channels are not available on the satellite (except TVP3 Warszawa).

Regional branches

Logos and identities

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